A Beauty Chop For Dogs

"A Paw Above the Rest"
Now Serving Casselberry, Maitland, Longwood, Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Winter Springs, & Winter Park.
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All Natural Pet Food

All Natural Pet Food

A Beauty Chop For Dogs has spent much research regarding natural pet foods and treats so your pet will live the longest and happiest life possible. The number one question to ask before buying any pet food is has the manufacturer ever had a recall. The second question to ask is: is the all natural pet food grain free? Grain free natural pet food is the highest quality all natural pet food available. Many high quality pet treats also help keep a pet’s teeth clean, help with hip and joint issues, and other general pet issues. A pet parent needs to understand how to recognize and analyze a pet food label which can be very complicated without doing a lot of research. This is where A Beauty Chop For Dogs comes in because we only carry the very best Pet Food and Treats. A Beauty Chop For Dogs has already done the research for you. We all want the best for our pets. Natural pet food is one of the greatest ways we can maintain the health and happiness of our pets. There are two main sources of natural pet foods. Premade, store bought natural pet food or home made food for your pet following simple recipes. Before we explore why natural pet food is better, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of natural food for pets. Natural pet foods will have similar health benefits for your pets as they would for you. Bright, clear eyes, stronger immune systems, strong teeth, a shiny, healthy coat of hair and a playful attitude and more energy are some...
Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and Ticks

With it being generally warm year round here in Casselberry, with only an occasional dip down to the 30s in the temperature, fleas and ticks thrive in the moist, warm environment year round. This can be very uncomfortable for dogs and cats. How do you know if your pet has fleas or ticks? Here is what Casselberry pet groomers have to say to help you detect these parasites and how to get rid of them on the dog or cat and in your home (if they are on your pet, they are in your home). Inspect your pet thoroughly. Fleas are oval in shape, dark brown, and flat. If you can squish the insect, it is not a flea. Ticks are small, dark, flat and have six little legs that can be easily seen. If a tick has already burrowed into your pet’s skin, it may look like a fat round tumor. Be careful removing a tick. You might think you’ve gotten it, but you may have only pulled its body off your pet, leaving its head burrowed in the skin. Sometimes, it is best to let a professional pet groomer remove a tick. If you pick a flea off your pet, have soapy water nearby to put it in. The soapy water will draw the pest to the bottom of the bowl. Fleas are most often found at the base of the ear, under the “armpits” of the legs and near the pet’s tail. If there is only one flea seen, assume there are more. Be careful when picking fleas off your pet, they can jump very high...
Proper Pet Ear Care

Proper Pet Ear Care

Learning about Proper Pet Ear Care is a big part of being a responsible pet owner. Many of us may not see how imperative these steps are, but taking care of your furry friends ears is just as important as their diet plan and level of exercise. Why is it important? A study done by the American Kennel Club showed that the second most common ailment experienced by dogs was ear infections. The study also showed that a staggering amount of these infections could have been avoided by regular ear maintenance. Your grooming routine should include regular ear checks. This is especially important for dog breeds that may be prone to over-production of wax, or breeds with high ear infection risk (like “wrinkly” breeds or breeds with a lot of inner ear hair). Routine Care When checking your pet’s ears, the inner ear may appear dirty. You can clean them with a cotton ball lightly dampened with mineral oil, peroxide, coconut oil or a cleaning solution (which is formulated specifically for pet ears). Ever pet is different and the inner ear is very delicate, make sure you ask your vet or groomer for a demonstration before trying this on your own. Helpful Tips Do not clean your pet’s ears too often as this may result in over production of wax. If your dog grows hair from his/her ear canal, you or your groomer can tweeze or trim regularly to help prevent mats and tangles from forming. Never insert ANYTHING into your pet’s ear canal as it will cause irritation. Signs of Infection Proper Pet Ear Care is a big step...
Caring for a Senior Dog

Caring for a Senior Dog

Learn more about Caring for a Senior Dog When you make the decision to add a new member to your family, it is a lifetime commitment. From puppy breathe to grey muzzle this is a commitment that will be filled with many years of love and enjoyment. But what do you do once you get to cataracts and joint care? There’s a misconception about the life of senior pets, many people think that one’s pet may not be living a “full life” if they are having a hard time hearing or have lost sight… but in most cases that isn’t true. Here are some helpful hints when it comes to Caring for a Senior Dog. First off, how do you know that your dog is in fact a senior? The old rule of thumb is that there are 7 dog years for every one human year. But, this rule no longer applies. A recent study by Dr. Fred L. Metzger, DVM, State College, PA. shows that aging is different for each dog. The chart pictured below is courtesy of Pfizer Animal Health.   Dog years Human years (*dog size lbs) 7 Small – Medium: 44-47 Large – Very large: 50-56 10 Small – Medium: 56-60 Large – Very large: 66-78 15 Small – Medium: 76-83 Large – Very large: 93-115 20 Small – Medium: 96-105 Large: 120 *Small: 0-20 lbs; Medium: 21-50 lbs; Large: 51-90 lbs; Very large: >90 lbs The oldest recorded age of a cat is 34 years. The oldest recorded age of a dog is 29 years.   Ensuring an enjoyable life when caring for a...
Becoming a New Pet Owner

Becoming a New Pet Owner

Some Quick Tips on Becoming a New Pet Owner – With the holiday season upon us, many of us find ourselves contemplating the idea of bringing a new pet into our homes. Giving the gift of unconditional love and affection is enticing, but comes with a lot of responsibility. Here are some things to take into consideration before becoming a new pet owner. Before making any decisions, starting off with a planning session goes a long way. There are a lot of mistakes that can be made before even bringing a new animal home. Below are helpful “Before Pet” tips: 1) What type of pet is right for you, your home, and your family? If you are looking into getting a dog for example, do research on different breeds and breed traits. Things to think about may be allergies, energy levels, size, and life span. Do you have enough time in your schedule for a high-energy dog like a terrier or a large house for a Great Dane? Would a senior pet be more suited for you and your family? Pets give us two great gifts – devotion and unreserved love – and want the same in return. To your pet, being with you is lifelong commitment. 2) Do you have it in your budget for another family member? Pets can be expensive, usually more than people think. Did you know Americans spend an estimated 41 million dollars a year on their pets? Even if you don’t fully pamper your pet, the basics add up. And the older a pet gets, extra costs like vet bills, are likely to...
Customer Appeciation Day

Customer Appeciation Day

We will be having customer appreciation day on December 13th at 5:00 p.m.  We will be having a professional dog trainer giving some basic training tips to our beloved pets.  Please park in the front parking lot and walk your dogs around to the back of the building.  I am sure we will have much fun and learn a few tricks of the trade regarding dog training. We look forward to seeing you on customer appreciation day!!!! A Beauty Chop For Dogs!!!...
Zymox – New Teeth Cleaning Dental Care Products

Zymox – New Teeth Cleaning Dental Care Products

At the National Dog Groomers Association of America conference, I talked to Zymox who many of our customers buy these products from us for ear care of their pets – they now have new products for your pets teeth.   The first of three products is ZYMOX® Dental Gel: This is a clear gel that provides maximum enzyme contact to inhibit harmful odor-causing bacteria and remove plaque biofilm. Gentle formulation relieves, soothes, and protects mouth tissue against dryness. Ideal for cats who don’t drink much water. Second is Zymox Water Additive: Flavorless concentrate added daily to drinking water provides a safe, healthy way to conveniently clean pet’s teeth, freshen breath, kill germs and remove plaque without brushing. The simple way to care for your pet’s teeth. For complete protection, use in conjunction with Dental Oral Gel. Available in two sizes: 4 oz. and 8 oz. bottles. Try the 8 oz. bottle for multi-pet households Third is Breath Freshener: Freshens and maintains a healthy mouth by inhibiting harmful and odor-causing bacteria and removing plaque biofilm. 4 oz. bottle with mister delivers a fine focused spray.   We will be selling these products soon at A Beauty Chop For Dogs. We all know the importance of dental care for our beloved...
Rescue a Pet For Halloween

Rescue a Pet For Halloween

Saving a Pet for Halloween This Saturday, A Beauty Chop for Dogs will be joining many other local companies and non-profits, including Florida Hospital, the City of Casselberry, and radio station, WMMO, for Franklin’s Friends’ Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk & Canine Costume Contest. The event will be held at Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, In Casselberry, FL., (behind Casselberry City Hall) from 9AM – Noon. There will be a dog walk, a costume contest, vendors, food trucks, and more. The registration fee is $10, or free if you raise $50 or more. Children under six years of age will be admitted, free of charge. Franklin’s Friends was formed in 2003 when a handful of pet lovers came together to raise money for the SPCA of Central Florida by walking in their annual “Wiggle Waggle Walk.” In its first event, it raised $500. Over the years, the organization grew, and last year, it raised over $94,000 to help needy pets in our community. Franklin’s Friends continues to raise money via a variety of events, as well as through direct donor solicitation. To date, the organization has raised over $600,000 for its mission: supporting animal rescue and shelter, promoting the spaying and neutering of pets, and striving to educate the Central Florida community about its programs. In 2013, Franklin’s Friends became a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to promoting animal welfare and supporting animal charities throughout Central Florida. This year, Franklin’s Friends chose R.A.I.N. (Rescuing Animals in Need) as its first 2014 grant recipient. The funds will be used to treat heartworm positive dogs and to perform special surgeries. R.A.I.N. is...
Casselberry Halloween Fun to Benefit Dog Rescue

Casselberry Halloween Fun to Benefit Dog Rescue

Heading through the Orlando area? Halloween fun for the Casselberry, Winter Springs, Winter Park and surrounding areas. A Beauty Chop for Dogs will be participating in the Franklin Friends fundraiser to help dogs throughout the Orlando area. We will have a booth at this fun activity. It is being held in Casselberry. Check out the Casselberry website. We will be giving out free treats and donating a free dog grooming. It seems like a great day. HOWL-O-WEEN – a fun dog walk fundraiser and canine costume contest will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Lake Concord Park. Tail wagging activities include music, food trucks, vendors, prizes & much more! Lets support our dogs that need our help!! A Beauty Chop For Dogs –  We are...
Preventing Matts in Your Dog

Preventing Matts in Your Dog

Matts are densely tangled clumps of fur in a pet’s coat. If a coat is not properly cared for, a dog may get matted. If the dogs coat is not properly taken care of by frequent brushing, loose and live hair become embedded in large masses. If a dog is severely matted the only option is to shave the dog down. Matts can happened to any dog even small breed dogs who are non-shedding dogs. Matting is most prevalent in long hair dogs where the seasonal shedding hair is not removed from the dog. The old hair and the new hair gets matted together. Frequent brushing and grooming is the only way to have a dog not to have serious matting problems. Severe matting is extremely painful to your dog during the brushing process to remove the matts.  Matting can stop the blood supply to extremities and deny regular air circulation. Skin that is denied fresh air becomes very unhealthy. What to Do The moral to this story is frequent brushing is essential to having a matt free dog. It is very beneficial to have you pet on a grooming schedule every 4, 6 or 8 weeks depending on your dog’s needs. If your dog often gets matt’s you should leave the care of your dog to a professional groomer. We have the education, tools and specialized dematting shampoos and conditioners. At A Beauty Shop For Dogs we love your pets and want all of our pets to feel comfortable each and every day of their life. With a regular grooming schedule we can make sure your pet feels...